Collecting and empire
21 August 2020

Our new Collecting and empire trail explores, through 15 objects, the complex histories of how objects came to be in the Museum’s collection.

Illustrating poetry on a 12th-century Chinese handscroll
21 March 2018

Curator Yu-ping Luk takes a closer look at a remarkable painted scroll that illustrates scenes from early Chinese poetry.

Making connections: black people and cultures in Asia
22 February 2018

Tavian Hunter explores the Museum’s Asia collection to uncover six examples of black presence and connections within Asian works of art.

A journey through China and South Asia in eight objects
14 December 2017

To celebrate the opening of our new gallery of China and South Asia, eight of our curators have each picked a key object on display.

A royal welcome! Her Majesty The Queen opens China and South Asia Gallery
9 November 2017

On 8 November 2017, we were delighted to welcome Her Majesty The Queen to officially open the Sir Joseph Hotung Gallery of China and South Asia.

Everything you need to know about Chinese New Year
28 January 2017

Happy New Year! Today millions of people across the world are gathering with family and celebrate the Lunar New Year. Here’s a handy guide to how this is celebrated in China – from the origins of the Chinese zodiac to the traditions and superstitions surrounding the festivities.